Chelsea Old Town Hall will host this year’s Desire Fair from 3-5 March. Visitors can purchase directly from some of Britain’s best contemporary designer makers at the mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event.
Desire presents visitors with a choice of around 90 individual jewellers and silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create.
Visitors can view and purchase pieces from both emerging British talent, as well as more established designer makers.
Exhibitors include jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, bronze, copper, titanium, cellulose acetate and glass with many incorporating gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, glass, enamelwork, silk threads and beads into their work.
Silversmiths will include Jen Ricketts who creates intricate, hand-pierced, functional silverware of city skylines and Brett Payne with his range of hand-forged candlesticks and tableware.
Anyone celebrating a special occasion may also like to speak to the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual. Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.
10 am – 6 pm Friday
10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is £6.
Location: Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE
For further information contact 01622 747 325 or visit www.desirefair.com.